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accusations significant it's just an attempt to shift some parts of the plane aviation experts say warsaw is clutching at straws as poland reluctantly admits being chiefly responsible for the plane crash that killed the nation's president last year. also we should have amputated greece from the euro zone long ago the greek drain away zone splaying the country's credit rating for pay as for the worse because of its eurozone stablemates instability this because germany refuses to sign blank checks on athens junk bonds. deadline choose day but still no
sign of a decision in the u.s. debt as rival parties wrestle over a solution to america's biggest lender china loses its patience. and the square roots of civil unrest thousands camped out in israel's public plazas demanding better living conditions but concerns it mirrors the tare uprising with sort egypt's leader ousted. welcome you're watching r t from us here with me kevin oh in this hour it's a levon pm here now on our top story for you poland's investigation into the presidential plane crash near smolensk last year says the tragedy was caused by its crew but it also partly blames russia for the catastrophe which killed lech kaczynski and dozens of the polish political elite the results are already
triggering cracks among poland's leading politicians the next year a jet ski has more or less from warsaw. certainly the main highlight of this press conference was that poland openly admitted that its crew the crew of the airplane was the one to blame for the tragic plane crash which killed most of the country's political elite ninety six people including other presidential car. in april of last year but still there was some controllers in there because many of circumstantial evidence was named in some experts believe that this report was used by the commission in some sense to. criticize russia and to shift some part of the blame on to russia this is what some experts have to say about that. i think we're now witnessing some political games the issue of going from the polish side i was an expert in this commission and i was surprised to learn that decree was chosen immediately before the flight which poor preparation for such a high profile flight. certainly most of the points voiced by the commission points
at the flight crew at their inadequacy decisions at their low quality cation while flying this plane but some of the things they talked about were directly pointed at to russia that the air traffic controllers were reportedly misleading the pilots and that the airfield in smolensk was reportedly not suitable for such landings some experts already say that this report represents something of an attempt to please everybody both in poland and in moscow so the different definitely this case has been very heavily politicized from of the very first moment and will probably have some continuation of the story and in the latest news we've heard is that the country's defense minister has stepped down from his position after this report was was made published by the commission that is course part of the lecture if you ask isa proud screencast all the links being made to russian air controllers in the polish report aviation experts on off told r.t.
the final decision is always with the flight crew. islamic law i'm sure the main thing is that poland admitted that the crew wasn't prepared enough for the flights the claims concerning the airport all controllers they have nothing to do with the crash i've been applied for over thirty years and i know a simple rule if you don't see the runway or it's like the decision height you have no other choice than to raise the landing gear and go to your reserve airport. where some of spain are keeping a close eye on air cross tragedy investigations for years aviation expert christianity's could have been on the program tonight chris you've seen this latest report how do you assess poland's conclusion of the crash that. i think you'll recall just suggested the. american to best question report policing both sides in this equation you know we've we've seen and heard all of the rhetoric over the past twelve months or so now. and the other quite clearly
the published. term and both of the pilots themselves. some degree of blame in what happened tragically who. will swarm. on. time yeah i mean there are that report concluded that russian controllers didn't give the pilots enough information but i know it also says the pilots barely spoke russian yet we're still conducting negotiations in russian i guess that's true isn't it how risky is cross language communication in the cockpit but all the universal language traffic control with english that has been the case very many somehow for. one wonders why the communication in this instance might well have been in russian. hoess question as to whether
and to be any language barrier between the air traffic controllers on both sides who were. effectively driving the plane there is also another point to make with this it's my understanding that a number of test flights were made into smolinski airport prior to the polish air force for making me. ill fated flight to that airport a number of days later so they would have known the operating conditions. we have to self. you know to have a relatively inexperienced crew operating a flight of such high importance. not necessarily having the capability to handle dangerous weather conditions which quite clearly they were opens a whole bunch of questions but the commission said the airport wasn't prepared to accept the flight how could that have come out of the report if it had been checked previously well if we tracked back over the the cockpit voice recorder
transcript of that was released sometime ago now there is a line in the transcript say the the crew on board this flight were informed. that there were no conditions for landing somewhere and the number of alternate fuels was suggested. the question in my mind is why they continued to go directly to smolinski when they had that information. on the chris wright has maintained all along that universal rule that is down to the pilots at the end of the day whether or not they land their plane on the best information they have all don't have and have to go round again yet the head of the commission today admitted that decision where to land is not taken by the crew but
by quote the main passenger but i mean we're not talking about normal flights. they were talking about presidential flights is that normal procedure. it's not normal procedure that i know you knew the. it's the guy who's driving the plane. the the information on whether it's safe to land war or otherwise it's. been given all of that of religion calls to break by the various traffic controller for a few hours he is moving from point a to point b. so it should always be the commander of the aircraft who determines whether there are safe conditions to land or otherwise based on the first clue from being given to him. cain was a surprise to me when i saw the comments of the sort of the moon but it's not up to the pilot. to whomever happens to be in the back of the bull's. chart
of the aircraft to make a decision that is the and totally the wrong way around so the very good of the program aviation expert chris yes thanks for your insight much appreciated. and we're of course across developments in the story will bring you more coverage an expert opinion on the results of the investigation as the hours the days go on we've also got details if you want to remind yourself of those terrible events over a year ago including the firsthand accounts of witnesses of that crash on the web site r.t. dot com. one of the big credit rating agencies is warning that it's reviewing spain's status among the main reasons is the pressure it's under over the bailouts for greece out he's winning as more now from madrid. moody's has just announced that it wanted to turn grade spain's ratings means bonds have already fallen by several percent and the euro has fallen as well now this of course is happening to the fourth largest economy in the euro zone and you would think it should be better
off but spain has been plagued by some very serious economic problems there's of course the the very large outstanding debts as well as the other again shown on the phone and we're already used to hearing about the so-called pixy country's. economic woes and that of course is girl ireland greece and spain and now italy is also looking at some major issues as far as their economy is concerned by now are also the the heavy drivers of the european economy the fragile france and germany are also finding themselves in sort of hot water because just recently in the i.m.f. has said that france has somewhat been too optimistic about the evaluation of its prognosis and actually may not be as well off as the french authorities have a whole. household of the country to be the problem these are things that have just happened suddenly i mean the french budget deficit has been in a deficit the french budget since nine hundred seventy four this is typical of
contagion we've been talking about it for weeks we have you know when you get some degree of illness salute goes through the building ultimately you have to decide when to amputate it and the truth is who should it be to to restrain the euro. so that leaves germany and germany is already bearing the brunt of basically pulling the entire european economic structure out of this sinking hole that is that it's finding itself in recently this is coming right when the voices of discontent among the eurozone critics among the euro skeptics are growing louder and louder and in fact they're saying that the euro. zone critics are saying that while initially the euro zone was created. that hope of pulling up the weaker economy is quite the opposite is happening that we care economies are going down and they're dragging down the stronger economies read them so this latest airport casts from moody's is actually very bad news for the eurozone and for the euro as well. and it seems the
euro crisis is drowning out some of the smaller players we report a bit later on anger disappointment in slovakia as one of the poorest e.u. countries pressured to chip in to bail out its troubled neighbors were that a bit like the. greater the u.s. moneywise either though of course the clock ticks towards choose the squabbling lawmakers still can't agree on how to stop america's massive debt from falling off a cliff and into default dr william anderson's associate professor of economics and frostburg state university says it's time for american politicians to make up their minds these folks in washington are delusional you know look me give the example of. you know if you're at the end of world war two everybody in the response you thought they could still win the war when the russians were outside you know and already in the streets of berlin i mean we have to understand this is a situation is not sustainable and the night that they can talk about short term
solutions but they have allowed this thing to go on to a point where they either are going to have to admit defeat or defeat us who are going to be there for them. the greek debt crisis in america is making china see red america's biggest lender thinks the u.s. has been dangerously irresponsible investment analyst peter schiff says we could see china dump the dollar as its main reserve currency. we can't afford bad relations with china beijing holds the cards you know we're dancing to the tune that they play the real problem for china is that there's no way that america could pay back the money to try to use it for a loan just politically it's just not going to happen especially when interest rates rise so i'm surprised it's taken the chinese so long to figure out that they've been throwing a lot of good money after bad i don't think we're going to default i think we're going to inflate which is just as bad but you know we're going to raise the debt ceiling the problem is the debt not the ceiling this sooner the chinese start stop
enabling this phony economy that we have this sooner we as americans could begin to repair the damage and what's going to happen is for the dollar collapses americans are going to see a big reduction in our standard of living. there's no which way you think of men's room full of our tito this is what you've been telling us for this big moving story just over half of you are sure the only thing about anything to do is raise that debt ceiling as you can see on the graph there so if you believe the budget tousling will send everyone else's economy to spain as a result of it just over a tenth of you more of you this hour than last in fact think america's default is now inevitable a gloomy outlook but you may have a point that tell us what you think couple of days before this debt deadline looms for votes open right now if you like it r.t. dot com. the crowds about in caro's tahrir square five months of the ousting of president mubarak thousands of people there in what is one of the largest demonstrations since the february uprising cairo based journalist and blogger
austin mackell says the arab spring has produced a strong and divisive isn't this movement. protests planned for today was originally billed as the gay community and it was a sign that liberal and islam as forces were going to come together to continue their push for a sort of basic in the credit rights down in the square i was just going to before i came here. is a huge number of. muslim brotherhood members is different it was just square has. been here and they there's many chants of. islamic identity and this islamic nature of egypt which is cause some friction with the. secular forces who are down but normally it essential of course is going to be tough they're the ones who run the the running is sitting there for a month since the clashes that happened at the end of june but today they are not
the buddies list. it was a similar show of unrest in neighboring israel public squares and sea of demonstrators camping out calling for social justice and for prime minister netanyahu to go i think a protest planned for saturday palestinian israeli journalist as he says the similarities with egypt a clear. two thirds of the poor in israel are working poor people who are work every day people who have a great charts and still are not able to go above the poverty level so that's a reason that people are coming out of the street if you look at how the protests started it's almost identical to how it started in egypt in internees and other places started through facebook somebody who made a post on facebook through social media that's how people organize or was organized completely in the beginning by the young people in this all students people who feel that they have no future people who feel who can't afford living here and i was realizing that this is not the way to go forward he's trying to figure out ways
to deal with it because the government could definitely fold its role and these are ground and i think he is in danger especially that the process while israel has been under a building in tel aviv in all these major cities in israel is all have been overbuilding in the west bank focus of the israeli government at the moment is more sustaining the occupation more sustaining the settlement rather than caring for the majority of the population who actually oppose the lands and oppose occupation and its role proper so that the problem here though is the still many israelis have not been able to make their connection and the more and the sooner israelis make that connection realize that declaration perfect their daily life takes the pennies that the government spending the money the government spending in the west bank verses in israel i think you will see a real revolution in their. coverage of a lot of stories available. there tonight as well a huge hole in my ukraine's killed seventeen with nine miners still for the traffic
along with. it's an unfolding disaster we've got the latest as we get into details and our teeth or columns and i this story get a lot of clicks to. it's like when you come home and discover somebody else's body car sitting in the bedroom he's been sent to provide you security he's going to like that target for. rush's nato envoy tells r.t. his concerns over the american missile defense program in europe we've got his exclusive interview for you in full at r.t. dot com. if. if. more world news tonight the pakistani taliban claims are holding two swiss tourists who were kidnapped earlier this month the militants say they will release them if the u.s. frees an imprisoned female pakistani scientists the taliban provided no proof of say the hostages are in good health this was couple sees while on holiday in
southern province on the first of july. the first funerals for victims of norway's form attacks have been held in oslo a week after the tragedy after a memorial service in the capital crowds gathered leaving a massive small tribute to the seventy seven who died the man has confessed to both the massacre and bombing is being questioned for a second time by police. protestors in kosovo is north of blocking a convoy of nato vehicles reaching their base hundreds have barricaded the road in response to the alliance taking control of two border crossings possible your first day nato moved in after cost of the security forces since special police to the checkpoints in the dominated area the serbs there recognize the cost of a government all the region's independence that correction three years ago. but another one of our top stories europe's economic burden is affecting not only the
richest but also the poorest members of the eurozone so baccy is a quantum is never been too strong but now it risks being crushed under the weight of the current crisis sisera first reports next on whether it's euro membership is failing to live up to its promises. they say that charity starts at home also a vacuum maybe one of the poorest e.u. countries but with pressure from the e.u. to participate in the second bailout their money can soon be going to greece it all down i'll tell you what joining the euro zone brought responsibilities but not benefits in fact slovakian pensions are significantly lower than days increase people here at this hey michelle tell us they barely cover their food costs with the money they receive have to. deal with homelessness. have to reform our. health care system there's never enough money.
back in two thousand and nine when slovakia's during the year is a it was such high hopes it was also kind of prestige or to be the first one among hungary and public policy or read about for the one from central europe to be you know in israel club but you're using it seems isn't all it was cracked up simply as we joined your of the longer i was going through. that run country. of just this one country in may two thousand there and the rules changed dramatically days left out of the year a gang may well now be breathing a sigh of relief in fact neighboring normally here is saying countries have felt it then if it played back shoppers have been heading to their check out in peace to escape the year a we come just across the border from the backyard of the czech republic where the superstore out there doing a been in business more and more people make the regular journey to do their
shopping because the prices here would be much cheaper people are now shopping outside the country the vacuum is retail revenues have fallen dramatically and the high prices mean the tourism industries have been hit hard to see certainly not the results hopeful when they feel. it's joined up but every club has italy is what they say apparently gays even if they're the ones who got you into trouble in space you see be created. all the countries in euro zone are. home with. the greek bonds are as good as german bonds so. make it possible for greek to all the world so much money you may be contributing this time it's not many of days that so eager to join the year you can healing then simply being pushed around search that he said back in. looking ahead just about ten minutes time tonight we see how religion is being used to drive
a market economy in the lace edition of crosstalk we've got lined up for you this business next with corinne. power welcome to business here on r.t. thanks for joining in four days the u.s. government will run out of money democrats and republicans are still arguing over how to cut the deficit and stalling on raising the debt ceiling the markets still believe washington will act in time to avert disaster but that's i think a. well i think we're now getting to the stage where people are really seem to be concerned that a deal may not be done a lot of economists constructed just for the analysts still to be quite vocal in their criticism of washington saying come on guys it's time to sort it out i think a lot of nervousness waiting for the last minute deal i think markets will give the bull be until monday or tuesday but i just think it could turn very quickly i think
you could get a run in confidence very quickly. and let's take a look at the markets now precious metals are trading high as a mess to look for safe haven due to the uncertainty over the u.s. debt resolution after republicans councils a vote on the deficit reduction plan turning to oil now a new report from europe's biggest oil company will that shell ton of low cost on gas is at an end it is binding resources will be more complex and require more money and investment markets today at least the market is down the problem is in the u.s. chip away at investor confidence flights where it is losing one dollar seventy cents trading below ninety six dollars a barrel while brand is at one hundred sixteen dollars per hour. and it's not looking good in europe with both the pussy and the dax finishing in the red stocks go up to moody's rating agency has put spain the interview for a possible downgrade disappointing u.s. growth data is weighing on the markets banking stocks lead the fall with share as takes it down three percent and lloyd's is three percent in the red as well.
russian equity markets and the week in the red poland global trends the r.t.s. in my eyes it's lost over and under a percent respectively now let's take a look at something to brazil moves on the my six home ages were among the main losers and we conclude that we have to close the revolt percent banking stocks were also under pressure b two b. has dropped over two percent bucking the trend was powered generator raul it gained almost four percent this hour michael stein from a p.c. financial corporation wraps up today's trade. my six is down about a percent today along with most european markets on the back of the news that movies may downgrade spain's credit rating and that overshadowed the better than expected it's about retail sales data coming out of germany and some other positive economic data that came out of the euro zone investors of course for me an edgy about the u.s. debt ceiling impasse in the markets our volumes overall are quite low and with most
stocks down today. russia's biggest lenders bear bank is one step closer to acquiring falls bank international supervisory board of the european company has approved the sale of banks which the greenland oh yeah the small but no details were provided analysts estimate a takeover at around seven hundred million dollars would spare been planning to finalize it by the end of the year the acquisition is aimed at helping the russian company expand its activity in the eastern end market. and oil major ross yap has boosted its second quarter net profit by ten percent year on year to two point eight billion dollars profits were held by higher global cool prices are also limited by increasing taxes results with below analyst expectations. but some car giant afterthoughts has turned a profit for its french shareholder raynal for the first time called make of
managed to squeeze thirty seven million euros out of its affiliates in the first half of the year that compares with a fifty six million your loss the same time a year ago the whole way home group reported the fifty six percent jump and. that's all the years we have for you but remember you can always more stories just log on to our website r t v dot com slash business not so much.
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